MIRRABOOKA police have released images of a man they would like to speak to regarding the assault of a young boy in a Balga park.
Around 3.30pm on July 3, the nine-year-old boy was playing with his brother at Barry Britton Reserve on Balga Avenue when a man approached them and grabbed the boy on the arm before striking him on the side of his head.
The boy screamed and the man ran from the park.
The man is described as fair skinned and about 50-years-old. He had a medium to solid build, was about 180cm tall with medium length grey or brown hair and an unshaven face.
He had an Australian accent and was last seen wearing a dark coloured jacket and black rectangular sunglasses.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or encountered the man.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.